2004 Awards

Winners and Finalists 2004

Book of the Year
A Bird in the Hand, Janet Hunt (Random House)

Children's Choice
Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea! Ngareta Gabel, Ali Teo & Astrid Jensen (Huia Publishers)

Best First Book
Thunder Road, Ted Dawe (Longacre Press)

Honour Award
Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer, Lloyd Jones and Graeme Gash (Mallinson Rendel Publishers)

Young Adult Fiction
Thunder Road, Ted Dawe (Longacre Press)

Junior Fiction
Juggling with Mandarins, VM Jones (HarperCollins)

Picture Book
Cuthbert's Babies, Pamela Allen (Viking)

Non Fiction
A Bird in the Hand, Janet Hunt (Random House)

Finalists

  • Watermark, Penelope Todd (Longacre Press)
  • Thunder Road, Ted Dawe (Longacre Press)
  • Tiggie Tompson's Longest Journey, Tessa Duder (Puffin)
  • No Safe Harbour, David Hill (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Lin and the Red Stranger, Ken Catran (Random House)
  • Evil Fred, Kylie Begg & Jacob Leaf (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Fred the (Quite) Brave Mouse, Murray Ball (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • My Story: Journey to Tangiwai, David Hill (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Juggling with Mandarins, VM Jones (HarperCollins)
  • The Serpents of Arakesh, VM Jones (HarperCollins)
  • Selafina, Catherine Hannken & Trish Bowles (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea! Ngareta Gabel, Ali Teo & Astrid Jensen (Huia Publishers)
  • Cuthbert's Babies, Pamela Allen (Viking)
  • Grandpa and Thomas, Pamela Allen (Viking)
  • Enough is Enough! Scott Willis & Jenna Packer (Scholastic Australia)
  • To the Max, Mark Inglis (Random House)
  • Pick up a Pack, Keith Olsen (Reed Publishing)
  • The Life-size Guide to New Zealand Wildflowers, Andrew Crowe (Penguin Books)
  • A Bird in the Hand, Janet Hunt (Random House)
  • I am an Insect, Dr Simon Pollart (Reed Publishing)